Partners List

Other than ROCK, there is no clearinghouse or central repository of information on childhood obesity prevention and intervention in central Florida.  ROCK welcomes stakeholders in partnerships and acts as a convener, joining organizations with programs and services to audiences that can benefit from them.
 
If you would like to join these organizations to impact childhood obesity simple email:  info@rockfl.org
 
 
ROCK Partners
 
The ANNIKA Foundation 
The ANNIKA Foundation teaches children the importance of living a healthy, active lifestyle through fitness and nutrition, and offers aspiring junior golfers opportunities to pursue their dreams.
                
Boys and Girls Club of Central FL
The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
 
Brevard County Parks and Recreation
Located on Florida's Space Coast, the mission of the Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department is to enhance the quality of life by providing many types and levels of service that reflect the interest and values of citizens and visitors.
 
Brevard Healthcare Forum  
The Brevard Healthcare Forum serves as the health planning body for Brevard County and seeks to foster collaborative relationships that facilitate the sharing of data and expertise to address the county's most pressing healthcare issues.                     
         
Brevard County Schools 
Brevard Public Schools will serve our community and enhance students' lives by delivering the highest quality education in a culture of dedication, collaboration, and learning.
           
Central Florida Partnership on Health Disparities
The Central Florida Partnership on Health Disparities is a broad-based coalition of individuals and organizations in Central Florida that serve and represent ethnic and racial groups in Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Brevard counties. 
 
Children’s Cabinet of Orange County
The Children's Cabinet of Orange County is comprised of members who are committed to building a better community for children and families in Central Florida.
 
Children’s Hunger Project
The Children's Hunger Project is driven by the belief that knowledge is power, and only by being attentive and driven in the classroom can children absorb knowledge properly. A hungry child is less likely to do either one.
 
Dairy Council of Florida
Florida Dairy Farmers (FDF) is Florida’s milk promotion organization, representing more than 130 Florida dairy farmers who work every day to provide a steady supply of fresh milk. The farmer-funded organization works to enhance the industry’s image with a goal of increasing milk and dairy product sales statewide via consumer marketing and education. The Dairy Council of Florida is a component of FDF and serves Florida educators and health professionals.
 
Early Learning Coalition of Brevard County
Providing leadership and support for School Readiness and Voluntary Pre-kindergarten programs so that children have the opportunity to benefit from the highest quality early learning environments.
 
Early Learning Coalition of Orange County
Providing unified leadership, support and guidance to ensure that the children of our community have the opportunity to reap the benefits of developmentally appropriate, research-based school readiness and VPK programs, respecting the role of the parent as their child’s first teacher.
 
Early Learning Coalition of Osceola County
The purpose of the Early Learning Coalition of Osceola County is to develop, implement and monitor School Readiness and VPK Programs.
 
Early Learning Coalition of Seminole County
The Early Learning Coalition of Seminole helps parents with young children, age birth through entering Kindergarten, locate high quality early education and care providers who prepare children to enter school ready and eager to learn.
 
Florida Blue Foundation
Florida Blue Foundation, founded in 2001, is a separate philanthropic affiliate of Florida Blue, Florida’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield company. The mission of the Foundation is to improve the health and well-being of Floridians and their communities. The Foundation strategically allocates grants toward philanthropic, community-based solutions through its five focus areas of improving: Access to Health Care, Consumer Health, Quality and Safety of Patient Care, Build Healthy, Strong Communities, and Health Care System.
 
Florida Department of Health in Brevard County
Our mission is to to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.
 
Florida Department of Health in Orange County
Our mission is to to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.
 
Florida Department of Health in Osceola County
Our mission is to to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.
 
Florida Department of Health in Seminole County
Our mission is to to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.
 
Florida Hospital Center for Health Futures
The Center has evolved to realize this vision, becoming an engine for community responsive health system improvement through rigorous and collaborative research that has practical uses.
 
Florida Hospital for Children                    
Our goal is for children and families who visit us to feel at home. We know that a hospital can be a scary place for a young child. So we’ve gone above and beyond to create a care center that is friendly and perhaps even a little fun.
 
GeoMotion TV
GeoMotion TV is part of GeoMotion Group, Inc., which is an established company that seeks to enhance the lives of children. We encourage learning, physical activity, and the promotion of health benefits through educational mats, curriculum, and our web-based library, GeoMotion TV.
 
Get Active Orlando
Get Active Orlando is a visionary partnership serving the community by inspiring the public to make active and healthy lifestyle changes. We offer resources, influence policies, shape our environment, and create programs to benefit individuals and the community. We are a dynamic, highly recognized organization promoting physical activity for everyone in our community where active living choices are easy choices.
 
Girl Scouts of Citrus Council                      
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.
 
Harmony Institute
Our vision is to encourage community development in which humans realize the health benefits of regular accessibility to nature and animals.
 
Health Council of East Central Florida
Our mission is to rovide research, program development and evaluation services that enable community-based health organizations to improve population health.
 
Health First
Health First is Central Florida's only fully integrated health system. With a mission to positively change the health and wellness of the communities we serve, Health First offers the latest technological advances and quality care at our four hospitals and through our many Outpatient & Wellness Services, as well as the area's only Trauma and Heart Centers.
 
Healthy Start Coalition of Brevard County
The Healthy Start Coalition of Brevard County is a local, non-profit organization that works to make sure that all moms and babies have the services they need to begin healthy lives together.
 
Healthy Start Coalition of Osceola County
To promote the health and well being of mothers, babies, and families in our community.
 
Healthy Start Coalition of Orange County Hebni Nutrition
The Healthy Start Coalition of Orange County's mission is to improve maternal and child health in Orange County through community partnerships.
 
Hispanic Health Initiatives
We educate and connect medically under-served families with health education and services, available to them in their areas, by disseminating accurate information in a culturally sensitive and linguistically competent manner, and in their communities.
 
Junior League of Central and North Brevard
We are an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Our purpose is exclusively educational & charitable.
 
Junior League of South Brevard
The Junior League of South Brevard, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. 
 
Kids House of Seminole
Our mission is to prevent child abuse and to aid child abuse victims and families by providing coordinated services in a safe, child-friendly environment from report and investigation through treatment and resolution. To accomplish this mission, Kids House provides a unique, child friendly facility for information gathering and treatment for victims of abuse.
www.kidshouse.org       
 
Nap Ford Community School
We believe that all students can learn and be successful members of society, the Nap Ford Community School will provide educational programs and services, which foster academic success, health and wellness.
 
Nemours Children’s Health System
Pediatric care, committed to the health of children in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, as well as research, education, and advocacy.
 
Orange County Public Schools
Orange County Public Schools is the public school district for Orange County, Florida. It is based out of the Educational Leadership Center, a seven-story building adjacent to the Amway Arena in Downtown Orlando.
 
Orlando Health / Teen Xpress        
A safe and private place for teen wellness, Teen Xpress is a mobile health unit that provides free medical and mental health care for at-risk youth in select locations throughout Orange County. A team of specialized healthcare professionals provide help to uninsured and at-risk adolescents who might otherwise go without treatment. 
 
Osceola County Public Schools      
Education which inspires all to their highest potential.
 
Parrish Health and Fitness Center
We invite you and your entire family on a wellness journey to refresh and renew your body, mind and spirit. Our 38,000-square-foot facility is conveniently located in the heart of North Brevard and sits amid 10-acres of the best Mother Nature has to offer. Within the facility, the floor-to-ceiling windows provide a serene view of our walking / jogging path winding through the native trees.
 
Parrish Medical Center
In Parrish Medical Center, our patients, their families, and our community are served by a hospital nationally recognized for clinical care quality, patient safety, a patient’s hospital experience, low cost, and a healing environment. Each of these has one purpose: to benefit you.
 
Seminole State College
Seminole State College of Florida, serving Central Florida, offers bachelor's degrees, A.A. and A.S. degrees, and certificate programs.
 
USA Dance
USA DANCE is a national non-profit, all-volunteer organization. The Orlando Chapter is one of the largest and most active of the 163 USA DANCE chapters around the country.  It serves the Orange, Seminole, and Osceola Counties area, and its mission is to promote healthy living and fun physical exercise in the form of Ballroom Dancing (defined as all partner, lead-and-follow dances like Swing, Latin, and Smooth dances).  The Orlando Chapter hosts social dances and competitions; community outreach performances; and dance classes for Parramore-area youth, the visually-impaired, the homeless, Alzheimers patients and caregivers, and individuals with Special Needs.
 
University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Established in 2006, the UCF College of Medicine is one of the first U.S. medical schools in decades to be built from the ground up.
 
University of Central Florida School of Social Work
The UCF School of Social Work prepares generalist and advanced clinical social work students to become practitioners who promote optimal well-being, human rights, and social and economic justice. The school focuses on social change from a regional and global perspective with individuals, families, groups and communities in diverse practice settings. 
 
University of Florida Extension Services 
The Mission of UF/IFAS is to develop knowledge in agricultural, human and natural resources and to make that knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life.
 
University of Florida - Brevard Extension Services
The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Brevard County is a partnership between UF/IFAS, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Brevard County government. We provide educational programs based on the latest research and technology on a variety of topics.
 
University of Florida - Osceola Extension Services
The Mission of UF/IFAS is to develop knowledge in agricultural, human and natural resources and to make that knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life.
 
Valencia Community College            
We never stop asking the big questions about why we exist and what is our purpose. As we strive to have our students learn as much as possible for as little as possible, we constantly look back at our history and mission to make sure we're on the right track. These documents aren't just words to us, they help explain who we are and why we're here.
 
Welltrax Wellness Center
We offer fitness evaluations, personal training, and exercise classes for all age groups, as well as individual wellness consultations to focus on your unique health and wellness issues.
 
Winter Park Health Foundation
A recognized leader developing and implementing innovative programs that improve the quality of life and the health of our community.
 
YMCA of Central Florida
The purpose of this Association is to improve lives of all in Central Florida by connecting individuals, families and communities with opportunities based on Christian values that strengthen Spirit, Mind, and Body.